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MINERBI, HIRSCHEL DE:

Count of Oscarre; Italian diplomat; descendant of a wealthy and illustrious Jewish family of Triest; born April 25, 1838; educated at the University of Padua, where he received his degree in law in 1864. He then went to Italy, and entered the government service in 1867, being first sent to Paris, later in turn to Bern, Constantinople, London, Brussels, and finally to London again, where he remained until he withdrew from the service. Before he retired to private life he set aside the sum of 80,000 lire which he directed to be used as a nucleus for the foundation of an institute for the benefit of the widows and orphans of diplomatists.

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